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Poll Question: Your favorite:
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5 [14.71%]
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2 [5.88%]
9 [26.47%]
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2 [5.88%]
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7 [20.59%]
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2013 at 15:57
Well.....I haven't had the chance to see any of those listed above....but I really enjoyed League Of Gentlemen (though someone chimed in earlier and said it ws technically not a 'sitcom'.). ....weird and funny. And of course the old classic Fawlty Towers.
 
But then what do we uneducated Americans know anyway? Just ask Obi Wan Knobby.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2013 at 16:23

Matt Berry releases a prog-folk album!!!!

Funnily enough, I was just looking at The Quietus website and see that Matt Berry has an album out that's being reviewed (quite favorably, I might add). Matt Berry's featured prominently on shows like Snuff Box, The It Crowd, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, The Mighty Boosh, etc. The reviewer calls it prog-folk, and writes, "Album centrepiece, 'Solstice', evokes the shortening of the days through wheezing harmonium, choral chant and dueling Moogs, before finishing off with a guitar solo that can only be described as 'bitchin'', bringing to mind Amon Duul II jamming with John Barleycorn-era Traffic in a stone circle illuminated by the light from bonfires."

An excerpt from the review: "If you were to show someone a greatest hits compilation of Matt Berry's performances in the various comic TV series he has appeared in over the last ten years, and then asked them what kind of album he would make if given the chance, there's a good chance they would nominate prog. His performances are rich in bellowed portentous announcements ("SPEAK, PRIEST!"), eyebrow raised whimsy, and pompous bombast, three characteristics that they share with the best and most enjoyably ridiculous prog rock. Such an assessment would be partly right, too. Kill The Wolf has all of these things, but what it would fail to convey is how daffily enjoyable, beautifully arranged and oddly moving the finished result is."




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I've been out of the country too long, I don't really know any of these
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2013 at 16:53
I've always felt like The Mighty Boosh is something I would enjoy.  Maybe I should watch it.
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Black Books for sure.
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Peep Show

Brilliant


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Knobby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2013 at 22:31
I recant:
 
IT Crowd is very good indeed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2013 at 05:09
Originally posted by Knobby Knobby wrote:

I recant:
 
IT Crowd is very good indeed.

LOL I hated it at first, haha. Now I love it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FusionKing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 10 2013 at 19:09
From those... number one is...The Mighty Boosh
Runners up...
Black Books
Father Ted (Though in theory Southern Ireland isn't really classed as Britain, just Ireland)
 
Still though many of my favourites aren't on here... Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Hippies etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr Greeen Genes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 12 2013 at 10:24
Had to go with Peep Show
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote manofmystery Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2013 at 09:00
From this list:
1)Father Ted


2)Peep Show
3)The IT Crowd
4)The Mighty Boosh
5)Snuff Box
6)Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

I haven't seen enough of Spaced to fairly judge it, though I am a big fan of Pegg & Frost's movies. I'm also a Gervais fan but no in The Office, for whatever reason. The rest of them I've never seen.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Pessimist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2013 at 09:25
Father Ted was so good!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2013 at 13:22
Peep Show, one of the greatest TV shows I've seen!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2013 at 13:31
Originally posted by JJLehto in June JJLehto in June wrote:

Peep Show

Brilliant


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2013 at 13:37
IKR
aint I just the worst kind of person?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2013 at 14:33
Originally posted by JJLehto JJLehto wrote:

IKR
aint I just the worst kind of person?

The very worst!  :p
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote proggman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2013 at 22:28
I like Black Books.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 13 2013 at 22:54
Spaced. Edgar Wright + Simon Pegg + Nick Frost = fun.

Black Books is quite amusing as well.

The IT Crowd started off excellent, but after the first five episodes it decreased a lot.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2013 at 06:58
Black Books, Father Ted, Green Wing, Alan Partridge...?

How's a guy to decide?

Very nearly plumped for the brilliantly written & performed Green Wing



...but by a very narrow margin I had to go with the master:


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British humor is sometimes mystifying to me, as the biggest laughs often seem to come from pratfalls, slapstick and cheese.  That said, Monty Python's Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life are classics that can only be referred to in hushed, reverent tones.
 
IT Crowd was hilarious IMHO, about the only British comedy I've been able to watch since The Young Ones.
 
Anyone make it through the entire The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret?  The only example of British+American+Canadian sitcom I can think of.  "My name is Todd" gave me a spit-take that took five minutes to wipe off the TV screen... LOL
 
 
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